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Second Appeal Letter
PA ID# 105-99105-00 ; Polk County
PW ID# 2714; Lake Wales EMS Facility
September 14, 2012
Florida Division of Emergency Management
2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2100
Re: Second Appeal–Polk County, PA ID 117-UIWGG-00, Replacement Costs – Lake Wales Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Facility, FEMA-1539-DR-FL, Project Worksheet (PW) 2714
Dear Mr. Koon:
This letter is in response to a letter from your office dated August 26, 2011, which transmitted the referenced second appeal on behalf of Polk County (Applicant). The Applicant is appealing the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) decision to de-obligate facility replacement cost in the amount of $248,824 for the for the Lake Wales EMS facility.
The Applicant did not provide new information with its second appeal to justify replacing the EMS facility. The results of FEMA’s costs analysis for the damaged EMS facility indicate that replacement is ineligible in accordance with Title 44 CFR 206.226(f)(1), Restoration of damaged facilities, Repair vs. replacement. FEMA’s cost analysis also indicates that the Applicant is eligible for an additional $84,237 for estimated repair costs.
As explained in the enclosed analysis, I have determined that the facility is not eligible for Public Assistance replacement costs funding. Accordingly, I am denying the second appeal. However, additional funding will be provided for estimated repair costs.
Please inform the Applicant of my decision. This determination is the final decision on this matter pursuant to 44 CFR §206.206, Appeals.
cc: Major P. May
FEMA Region IV